D. Beniamin Fraencklin. Grand Com[m]issaire plenipotentiaire du Congres ... Return to object viewer D. Beniamin Fraencklin. Grand Com[m]issaire plenipotentiaire du Congres d'Amerique en France né à Boston 1706 en 17 Janvier. Creator Charles Nicolas Cochin Place Londres Publisher chez Thom Hart Date 1777; 1751-1800 Notes Portrait of Benjamin Franklin holding a book, wearing a fur hat and glasses or spectacles.One of a series of engravings showing Franklin wearing a fur hat and spectacles which were distributed in Europe during the time he negotiated the American colonists' freedom. These popular engravings reinforced the perception of Franklin as an enlightened, but homespun and virtuous, sage and contributed to his enormous popularity in France. Part of En777 C662d JCB Call Number En777 C662d Accession Number 31926 Format Visual Material Subject Portraits Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790--Portraits Language French 1.2X 0.9X Dimensions 16.5 cm. x 22.8 cm. Material ink paper Technique mezzotint engraving Add to project Close notification Looks like you're on a mobile device To annotate, collaborate, and publish projects you need to switch to desktop.